Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 26, 1876, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 26, 1876 Page 5
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*lbc<S 1" which null wu brought for the salary of & spy engaged during the War, by Mr. I.m* coij«, to opernlo within thu Ilehcl linen, and w 1 ,0 9„ employment and services weft admitted. Tlio Court fruit! Hint the contract mode by a per eon accepting employment In f lie Secret Service ij? that his employment, mid all that relates to It! ohnll be kept secret perpetually. The bring* iliic of salt for pay for Umt service was, therefore, ibcld a violation of the contract, which, under khc rule that Judgment cay only he rendered In rftvor of a party who Ims fulfilled his contract, .would prevent his recovering anything. This filing the Court made on the ground that pub* lie policy required that the Secret Service should tic kept, Indeed, Inviolably secret, and therefore .dismissed the suit. / Tin* editor nfthe Cleveland denies (in mint that he hissed prominent speakers In tint lute Democratic Stale Convention. Ho has been ’ tmbUcly branded as a liar for making this denial, nml we repeat now Unit he lies. Wo can establish tlio fact that ho played the part of a blackguard In (the Convention, and will furnish the witnesses by (the doaeu If they are desired.— Cincinnati Z,/»* (flidrrr. The Enquirer la rather personal, hut Arm strong, of the must not go hack on him self. If he did not hiss the rag-baby demagogues 'who were misleading the Convention he was ,dcrellct in his duty, for ho ought to have hissed !<hcm, and should now vigorously denounce j them In his paper, and not forget to pay bin compliments to the Cincinnati organ of tho rag* omulllns. The lloupc flanking ami Cnrrcncy Committee to i day unanimously agreed to report ami recommend : the pof-sage of l{cprom!ntaUvuUANitAU.'B 1)111 to an* 'tliorlxu the purchase of silver bullion to the extent of S-.’0.000. UUO, with any money In the Treasury, 1 inri isfilio the remtlt In silver coin, provided thut not more than 81,000,000 of the money shall bo iiiim! at any one time In tho purchase of euch (bullion.— Wathiuglon tl\*patch. The sooner this hill is pushed, the better. Tho 'country Is perfectly thirsty for more sinnll (change. What has been Issued has served only rto give people a taste. There Is great scarcity (of fraetlonala, and it will take n great deal of (silver change to satisfy tho denmud, If Br.vr.niDoa waa strengthened and Cutxott {weakened by Tub Tiudunu's course, It shows two things: That IJ.’s friends ought to he grate ful to Tun Tuuiunb for wlmt It said about him, aud that his organs don’t amount to much, us shown by the scarcity of his votes In the Con vention. PERSONAL. ; Mr. Jefferson Davis, wife, and daughter sailed jrom New Orleans Saturday for Liverpool. Blcratndtgavc one of bla pictures as a wedding .present to Mlks Yznogu del Vallo, who married VLord Mamlevlllc. •Mane Kyrc ” has been translated Into Italian, .and is published under the title of “The Husband ' of the Crazy Woman. ” Mr. Joseph Jefferson, the comedian, has named Ids new-born sun after William Winter, the dra matic editor of the New York TrUmne. “I pardon yon all, 1 ' sold Beveridge, In effect, i extending Ids hands towards the Convention. Tho old habit wan strong on him, even lu death. The Chicago Mayoralty squabble hod the honor of a special dispatch by cable to the London Timet, 'The American correspondent of that paper really . Las a note for nows. f The side of neats for tho performance at McVick- Theatre to-night, which Is to bo signalized by -the reappearance of Mm. Foster on tho stage, baa t been unexpectedly large. Poor Julia Mathews, tho opcra-b.iuffo singer, died at St. Louts in absolute destitution. U was ♦necessary to hold a social dramatic performance 4u order to defray her funeral expenses. . 11 Is rumored that the will of A.T. Stewart will bo .contested by u horde of Turneys, who claim to be of thu deceased. Mr. Stewart's second | same, It will be remembered, la Turney. I Gainsborough's portruitof tbo Duchossof Devon shire recently sold at Messrs. Christie & Manson’» I rooms, London, for 10,100 guineas, which Uie> * auctioneer said was the highest price over paid in •-that room for a picture. Mr. Gladstone's paper on “Modern Religions Thought," which is to appear in tho Co/i/einporary for June, will probably prove of equal Interest with the author’s celebrated paper, “Is tho Church of England Worth Preserving?” Walt Whitman sets at rest decidedly, in a letter . to W. M. Donnell!, the stories In regard to his ex treme destitution. lie says: “I have not so far fheen deprived of any physical thing I need or wish whatever, and 1 feel confident 1 shall not In the future.” h A Columbus correspondent enya Irreverently that * ‘ Old 1)111 11 Allen has a nose • * like the nose of nn anvil that points out straight at you without turn or equivocation. Ills a none on which Napoleon would have conferred promotion, for It suggests a determination to conquer or die." £ OurCarlcr should pull up in time, or he will get ' the fatal reputation of being a humorist, amlwll consequently never he elected President. If the people had Unown Lincoln was a humorist before election, he would huvo been defeated. Dear Carter, do not bo us funny as you can. * James Lee, a person of color, has applied fo permission tu exhibit his father nt the Centennial. I The old gentleman claims tu he 10'J years old: ami young James says that, though Ids papa was not. Washington's body-servant, “lie looked very much like (hm. Washington, and bad been mistaken for him several lime#.” Mile. Gounod Hindu her first communion early this month nt (ho Church of La Trlnttn, Parts. Gounod played the organ on this occasion, and ■mg with exquisite expression, giving evidence also of great power. There were an Immenso number of permits present, friends and admirers of thu master, Edward 8. Stokes sleeps in the dissecting room of the hospital in King Sing prison. Home night-* Mi rest Is broken hy the bringing in of corpses. Bis term will expire on tiie ghth of October next, taxi hu expressc* the intention of returning to New York to live, notwithstanding “tho threat* of Jay Uuuhl mid Ids ruffians." Prof. Hiving has an artlclu on “Tho Ideal" In the hiiU'iifinli'ii' for this week.’ In Ids concluding lenience ho says: “The crucible of the chemist ■ud thu balances of the market are not so powerful la duping the destiny of man us are thu orators •ml poets, sacred and lofty." This ought to en courage senator Oglesby and Jo* Porrcst. OiTenbarh telegraphed back to the Purls Figaro, A* soon ns ho hud set foot In America, announcing hi* so fo arrival, his! adding, “Tho sea Is very fine, hat wtml n quantity of wuterl" (/Ben beau la hut, fiwis <j‘ie Want. ) Hu might vary tho expression In connection with his music and say: “The opera I* very funny, hut what a quantity of Blush!" The Lord Mayor's llterarybanquel In London was boli'Vahle for nothing so much ns for tho dullness cf the after-dinner speeches. The Spectator gives ® digest of thu bon mots, and comments thus: “Men of literature had better enjoy themselves in private, if they cannot give us heller gleanings than these, city hospitalities, apparently, do not In tjgorato the brain." Mm. Willing, of Chicago, obtained an Interview *llh thu Hmpuror of Brazil, and took with her three companions. One of the latter, falling into j* Bt “1 loquacity, said she bad always been anxious t‘> meet dm Rmperor, because a relation of hers fvildecl in ins dominions. With hU usual polite- I*I'*’, 1 '*’, the P.mperur Inquired where this relation •tad, and was told “In Valparaiso." Ho then ftmhulcd her that Valparaiso was In Chill.' The 'Heel of this blunder was so terrible that the lltcr *fy ladies were unable to recover their spirits, and they retreated hastily to repair damages. n . HOTEL ARRIVALS, fiomsr House— George A. Lincoln, Cedar Hap i M. J. Ward, bt. Louis; John 11. Young, Ur ft 11 *: L. J. Puller, BroUleboro, Yl. ; Alex iiV 1, Montreal;.!. C. Crocker and P, W. Crocker, 'fh'auy; Mrs. Dodge, three nurses and four chil £‘ l ' n - Kan Francisco; A. Pollard, Tony ‘'auiluianii, and (I. K. Hooper. Ban Prun- Uc «; Dr. J. W. Dora, Walloon; G. L. Andrews. U. H. A Onuul /McDf.'—W. Paul t. Bavenport; C. N. Wheeler, Negaunca; A. £; bwinefonl, Marquette Mining (iatttle: U. P. ■w 1 1*1*. Green Buy; Judge J. U. Miller, l)es Quints; J. p. Williams, Prairie du Chlen: K. D. '«u»wortli, Ban Francisco; J, B. Taylor, London, K. w. Keyes, Madison; G. 11. coles, Bt. ; ex-SenatorG. M. Pitch, Logausport; T. J. AUitjuy Vermont.... 'J'remunt i/oiur—Tho Hon. ft t- rrulhlngham, Boston; Gen. O. P. Crary, «*hku»h; M. Knuluman, Knglunuiii Line of •Rimers, Milwaukee; Capt. 8. 11. Cropsey and v** Bon. o. li. Hull. Iowa; J. 8. Humsey, ij' ! * Wk; W. 11. Welsh, Dulmque Herald; r* Bun. G. B. Uuhluson, Hoekford; tiie lion. A. t»‘y s;id th« Hen. L. B. Pill, Galenas Ot-ii. ft.T. Kllngsby and bride, Minneapolis: 11. }J. Detroit... .Xfun/uin House— The Hon. H. bnrlngfield: J. A. Lyon. Jersey City; !r«artcy, Joliet Signal; the lion. S. M. Liter, WBMflald; A. J. Cooper, Milwaukee; the Hon. r, 0* ’fhorutuu, Canton; li. Ostetwrg, Hock Washlugtou Libby, Ottawa, Kan.; 1. M. ■K L mdou, Jiug. WASHINGTON. Gen. Baker’s Story Relative to tho Chicago Pension- Agency. The Judiciary Committee’s Con' elusions on the Schcnck Charges. The Ex-Minister's Speculative Schemes Condemned as 11l- Advised and Bash. How Blaino Has Met and Conquered the Arkansas Travelers. Outline of tho Senate Bill to Revive the Franking Privilege. IJAKEII-BWEET. OBN. DAKBU’h STATEMENT. * Spetial /H»p«trA to V>» Tribune. Washington, I). C., May 25.—(leu. James IT. Baker, of Minnesota, ex-Commlssloncr of Pen sions, appeared before the Civil-Service Com missioner nml demanded to be heard In the mat- ter of Mias Sweet ami the Chicago Pension Agency. The following la a brief abstract of his testimony: lie first knew Miss Sweet through her father. lie desired her appointment In the Pension Bureau. Baker promised her the first vacancy. Sweet subsequently found a place for her in the Treasury. In April, • 1874, Blakely signified bis Intention of resigning, and that Miss Sweet would be presented by her friends for the vacancy. Baker became her friend, and urged the Secretary of the Interior to present her name to the President- Baker had faith In her capacity and integrity. No motive or reason was assigned hy anybody other than her fitness for the place. The ai>- pointmeut was SECURED WITH DIFFICULTY, on account of tho conviction that women were not particularly adapted to Important financial trusts. Blakely sold he felt considerable Inter est In her appointment. This Baker supposed referred to the condition of political matters In Chicago. Blakely also stated that she was to pay up the quarter’s vouchers which ho had made out, and perhaps for tho furniture. Baker had no idea of anything further nntil tho last of September, when Blakely wrote him from Vermont, and Miss Sweet told him Baker ordered tho moneys and the office turned over to her April IS, 1874. From that tlmo until Oct. 1 Baker had no knowledge that she wax to pay any consideration for tho position. Some time afterwards tho finance division of the Pension Bureau Informed him of A DEFICIENCY IN HER BALANCES. There was a difference between her sworn state ments and those of the Sub-Treasury. She was asked In the regular routine for an explanation. About Oct. 1 Baker received n letter or dispatch from Blakely In Vermont, re conntlng tiddly imdui of tho relations between himself and Mb» Sweet. Baker did not fully un derstand It. About tho same time Miss Svvcut urged him to come to Chicago. She appeared to be in great trepidation. Therefore, and solely on Miss Sweet’s account, Dakcrtolcgrnphcd to Lockcy not to stop at the Chicago agency, as ho would visit It himself. Baker full hu HAD A RIGHT TO DO THIS, ns the responsible head of the Bureau. Blakely. In ills Vermont letter, said he expected Baker to stand by Miss Sweet. "Miss Sweet’s beseeching appeal to come personally was the solo reason for his telegram to Lockcy. Baker ac cepted the full responsibility and all tho conse quences of that act Baker won delayed. Mean time ho hud found out enough to know that the evil was not a growing one, and that u little delay would not increase it. Babur visited Miss Sweet at Chicago, and Icarucd the story of her arrange ments with Blakely. Baker’s statement of the Sweet story is substantially tiio sumo as Miss Sweet’s own testimony, with tho exception that Baker makes it appear that Miss Sweet was PERSONALLY SOLICITOUS IN TUB MATTER nml made all the financial arrangements with Blakely of her own free will. Shu particularly stated Umt a part of her agreement was to pay Campbell some money Blakely bad borrowed. Itakur never saw them together about any of these tilings. There was an unadjusted matter between them about which they did not seem to agree. This was the unsettled ante-fire account of about SB. 000. This Baker thinks elands on the Treasury hooks os due Blakely, but the Treasury disallowed it. and ho was directed to tunfthc amount over to Miss Kwcel. Blakely made an arrangement with Miss Sweet to receipt fur this amount In idace of soma other money which he alleged she had agreed to give him. THIS IS RAKER’S IMPRESSION. Baker understood that she signed the $40,000 receipt voluntarily. In her own language, after wards written to Baker, she said she lind assumed this deficiency. The facts could nut be evaded, and she did not seek to evade them, She made monthly affidavits that the money was to her credit. Baker decided to keep clour of personal complica tions tn this unhappy affair. If possible, and to confine himself to bis duty. Usher advUed her to LOOK TO OLAKELY FOR PAYMENT. Baker told Miss Sweet that his first duty was to protect the Government; then he would protect her. lie told her that she must cease paying money us a consideration. That fact alono would ho sulilclcnt tu cause her removal. Baker wrote u private letter to Blakely explaining Miss Sweet's situation, and stated that he feared she was using Government money In her extremity, ond urging him to come tu her relief. Blakely replied express ing surprise, and promising help. Baker denied having visited Miss Sweet wllh Blakely on tho return from St. Paul. Blakely, however, did tell him that he had given Miss Sweet u SII,OOO note. Indorsed hy some of his St. Paul friends. Baker afterwards understood from both parties that tho matter had been arranged to their mutual satisfaction. Balter thinks ho went to tho Cook County Bank with her when she got tho nolo discounted, hut purely as an act of gal lantry. Baker did not help raise the money, or did ho Indorse any note. Her situa tion was precarious. Kho was on officer of tho Government. Blakely was not, and could not ho reached except by censure. Baker DETERMINED TO SAVE HER, consequently he never informed thu Secretary of thu Interior or tho President. Baker avowed then and dues now that the silence was worth more to her than all tho newspaper sympathy she has since received. Baker believed that if he bad told she would have been dismissed. She avowed that she assumed those obligations wllh her eyes open, and Baker wanted to give her u fair chance to demon slralu the illness of women for a wider Hold of employment, linker says that “after 1 had come to her relief, and faithfully kept the secret of her errors, she should nut have given any evidence rellcctlng on me. if she has, it is beyond my comprehension." MIKE RWBBT TO RAKER. Under date of March !l, Miss Sweet wrote to Baker: “I write U> you that you may know how 1 stand. lam In hopes never to trouble you any mure w ith my entangled finance report. When I shall have made tho lust payment un Blakely's note to Campbell, April 10, I shall bo at last n free woman, and 1 shall have learned a lesson. It was a very bard one forme tu learn, and I must euy, too. General, 1 have learned what good friends God raises up fur His perplexed and erring children, and 1 shall count you among those who lend a ready and intelligent hand to help and a voice to counsel those In need. Yours respectfully, Ada C. Sweet." At Dio cunclusiou of his statement, Baker was subjected to a CUOS3-BXAMIKATION. The following Is an abstract: Information of tills deficiency lint came to Baker through thu official channels between Die 15th of Beptemhef and the Ist of October. Hu did nut remember of giving Lockey an order to goto Chicago. Heard of a deficiency in June, but it disappeared at the close of the fiscal year. This disappearance itf accounted for by thu fact that Miss Sweet must have taken some of the new re mittances made her by the Treasury, andiuadu good her account. It reappeared when she came to make her new account. Blakely endeavored to explain something of tills deficiency Mies Sweet had assumed. Baker did nut understand. Baker sent a dispatch to Lockey Idling him out to stop at the Chicago uillcu because Miss Sweet requested him personally tu come tu Chicago. Baker toldMlss Sweet that if the niuiioy was made whole to the Government bo would remain silent about it. lie regarded It his first duty to acquaint the Government with such transactions under ordi nary circumstances, and it is the only case where in hu ever fulled to du so, hut by revealing lids, Baker thought hu would castashndow over her whole life. To the Western Associated /*rm. )ifiNi trciiciri /u,uinuri Washington. 1). C., May go. Kx-CommisMon cr of Pensions Baker told tu thu Civil-Service Com mittee to-day his side of the story in thu matter of the Chicago Pension Agency. He told Miss Sweet when he visited iiur office that the deficit must lie made good to the Government, und If It was he would say nothing about it. He did this, and took other action, out of friendship to Miss Sweet, und told her she must not |»ay any money on tho Campbell nolo fur her uppoiui mi!Ut . |i e denied Mis* Sweet’s ,1.1.,- ° Uct> ' ui.a doi..a.tdcO (uyuiuul u , it* duUcJxki/ U e 0„ duy. whom, clpicu.d THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1870 surprise when told that Mips Sweet mads payment on the note as hit'* at April, IMTfi. Dispatches from ninkcly In Vermont l.< Ml"« Hweci saying, •‘Usher is all right. Do not worry,” etc. were rend to tho witness, and he pniil, “Whslever lllftkHy says In these dispatches Is an assumption on tils part.* 1 HCIIKNC'K. TUB REPORT OH TUB BMMA MINB OABB. Special fitipatch to The TYtbune. Washington, I). C., May 25.—The able report made by Hewitt to-day, from the House Coin* mlttec on Foreign Affairs, In relation to the Emma Mine scandal, and the speeches upon It, which followed, attracted unusual attention. Couuscl for Park and Hehenek hod had pro pared an ex-pnrlu review of the testimony In which an attempt was made to prejudice the House In their favor, nml had caused It to lie placed on the desk of every member. Very few read It at all,nud it probably hod verylllUceffect with those who did. in the face of a niinnlmoiu report from the Committee. All the speeches made by members of Hie Committee were listened to with unusual attention, but as tho House desired to read the report before voting upon it, It was re committed with tho privilege of reporting at any TUB COMMITTED REPORT. WASiiisni-MN, D. C.. .May 25. —ln tho House this morning, the report of the Committee mi Foreign Allairs on the limnm Mine Investigation was pre sented by Mr. Hewltl, who prefixed It with a speech. The report, after a review of the testi mony, concludes Unit Gen. Schcnck, besides being a Director of tho Knmm Mining Company, was en gaged In speculative operations in the slock with Treiior W . Park, the vendor of the mine, with (Jen. Woodhull. his Secretary of Legation, liismh a manner ns to subject the name and Million of the Minister of the United Slates to criticism. The Committee, therefore, tun), first, that It was not proper for un American MlnlMcr ut the Court of SC James to connect himself us u Director with the limnm Company at London; second, that the relations of (ten. bchcnck to Urn venders of the Hmnm Mlno were of such h character ns to cast suspicion upon his motives and subject his actlou to unfavorable criticism; but the Committee be lieve that he was not guilty of fraud or of any fraudulent intention In liU connection with the Company or the venders of the mine; that his subsequent speculative dealings in the shares of the Company were not compatible with the diplo matic station nml the maintenance of tho position of honor nml uscfulnesa at the court near which he was accredited, and the Committee therefore sub mit the following resolution, and ummlmuiuly recommend Its passage by the House: Htsohfd, That this House condemns the action of (ion. Hubert C. bchenck, United Slate* Minister to the Court of bt. Janie*, in becotninir u Director of the liinnm Silver .Mining Company at London, mid hi* operation* in eonnectlou with the Hhare* of euid Company and the vender* thereof, a* 111-ud vised, unfortunate. and Incompatible with tho dalle* of his Olticlul position. Tim report went over until to-morrow. HCIIENUK TO THE COMMITTEE. Gen. Schunck has sent the Committee on For* clgn Affairs a long letter, replying to Chcseborouah. lie reiterates Unit when he arrived in Paris from Italy hu first heard the alarming news of the prob able stoppage of dividends on the Emma Mine. Still, he had no thought of parting with his share-*, notwithstanding the Ws which stared him In the face, Schenck continues: “The action sulm*- fluently taken with Chccsehorougli was to guard the interests of Gen. Woodltnll, who was his cousin, ami myself. Cbeei-eborntigh wan fully empowered to act, and knew my views In the mutter. During the few days of anxiety that fol lowed, there passed between us several telegrams and letters, which I regret not preserving. 1 did not sell 2,000 shares, as was suggested me to do, nor any other shares, except those which were sold In Wuodhiill's name for him and myself by Jay Cooke, McCulloch Js Co. I have believed, while looking hack at the mutter, thut I did nut telegraph to ChecKeburough at any time in regard to the DUO shares, anil 1 have so stated ns my distinct impression. The telegram of which he gives now whul purports to be a copy, I do not remember, but 1 dare say it is correct. ” Gen. Schenck then adds hu is confirmed In the belief that lie hail not telegraphed Chceseburouyh in any form whatever on the subject of tho 2,000 shares. BIiAIKIS. HIS AUMANSAS FRIENDS, fpeeinl Diepatch to Tht Tribune, •Washington, D. C., May 25.—The pang of Arkansas travelers, whose hatred for Blalno Is more honest and sincere than their support of Morton, relying upon the practice of Investi gating Committees heretofore of throwing upon their doors for the reception of nil sorts of rumors and gossip, come to Washington, bring ing with them a filthy budget which they in tended to open lu the presence of a Committee of tho House, and publish to the world for thu destruction of thu cs-Spcakcr. They hod reason to hutu him. They think, and ore probably correct iu their belief, that lie was not a disinterested spectator of the contest which took place In their State a year ago, between law and decency on the oue sldo and usurpation on thu other. They think that 1m might have con structed the Special Investigating Committee of which Judge Poland was Chairman in such away as to have secured the recognition of Brooks in the House, and they emne here HUNT ON HAVING THEIR REVENGE. Yesterday the Investigation was returned, but the labors of the mountain brought forth a very lit* tie mouse. The Committee on the Ju* dlclary held a full meeting far the purpose of determining the limits which they should place upon the reception of testimony, and adopt* ed a resolution that the Investigation, so far us lids subject was concerned, should be confined to mat* tors relating to the Identical Little Hock and Fort Smith bonds which Hiihwqiieiilly came into the possession of the Union Pacific Hoad, and that all testimony taken In regard to them should he hi the nature of evidence; that is, that while the stale* incuts of his own knowledge made to a witness by a third person might he admitted, all gossip and street rumors which could not he traced to any re* sponsible source should RE RIGIDLY EXCLUDED. Under this rule the bottom entirely fell out ol the investigation. Two witnesses, Sickles am Hadley, weru examined, hut when their knowledge wu put to the test it was not of such a character ui could be admitted. Tho decision of Hie Commit' ■lon in regard to the nature of the testimony wide! should he taken Is reported to have been almos: unanimous, Lord having been the only memhei who voted against tho resolutions which wen adapted. 71) tha Western AuociaUrt Press. Wasiiinuton, D. C., May ‘Jo.—The Committee Investigating the Blaine bond business met to-day. when n resolution offered by Mr. Hurd was agreed to, to the effect that the resolution of the Committee authorizing the Sub-Committee to conduct thu In vestigation did not authorize any investigation of the question whether a corrupt use of bonds was made to procure legislation, miles* it related to thu Llttlo Itock £ Arkansas lluilroud bonds which enmo into possession of tho Union Pacific Company. Un motion of Mr. Lyndo, tho Committee thereupon resolved (hat the objection made hy Lawrence to Sickles' answering a question In the dlsputu woe wet] taken, and must he sustained. The Sub-Judiciary Committee this afternoon re called I). U. Nickels, of Arkansas, who testified hu hnd no personal knowledge of any connection of ex-Speaker Blaine with the Little Hock £ Port Smilli llalirosd bonds that pasted to thu possession of the Union Pacific tfallroad Company. U. U. Hadley, of Little Hock, gave testimony to tho same ImporL FRANKING RIETj. PROVISIONS OF TUB SENATE MEASURE. Washington, D. C., May 25.—Tho hill re ported In the Senate Unlay by Mr. Paddock from the Committee on Post-Oltkea and Post- Hoods, na a substitute for the bill introduced by Mr. Hobcrtson to restore the franking priv ilege, provides that It shall be lawful to trans mit through the moil free of post age any letters, packages or other matters relat ing exclusively to the business of the Uovenncnt of the United States, provided that every such let ter or package to entitle It to pass free shall have ovc rtiie words * * official business ” an Indorsement showing also the name of tbo Department or bureau, and whence transmitted. Any parson muklngnao of such otllclal envelope to avoid pay ment of postage on private matter shall bo deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and bo subject to a fine ot gliOO. Senators and Hepresentntivea In Congress, and Delegates from the Territories, os wolfss tho Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of tbo House of llepreacnlatlves, may send and receive through the mall, free of postage, letters, docu ments. packages, and other mutter relating ex cluHively to public bnslnms, provided that each Senator, IlepresenUtlvc, Delegate, or officer, as aforesaid, shall write upon such letter, document, and other mutter so sent by him. his name with tbe proper designation of the olhee ho holds. The penalties prcserlt>ed tor violating this section arc the same as provided for a violation of the funner section in regard to department officers, provided that the penalty herein shall not be con strued to interfere with Ihccoi.otUutlonul power of each House to punish or expel a member. TIIE INVESTIGATIONS, UMVBLCOMJI TESTIMONY. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, 1). C., Muy 25.—There was one passage lit the testimony of “ Live Oak” Swift which It U to be hoped the Naval Committee wilt not expangu from its records. Swift was asked whether ho paid any money fur political purposes. Hu begged tho Committee not to press him to answer. Swift said that hu had been u Democrat all his life, his father before him, and always expected to be. Ho begged that tho question be not pressed. Tho Democrats, eager Ij catch the Navy Department, and thinking that they were already counting the money which bad been contributed to Uobetou’s Senatorial campaign, Insisted upon an answer. Swift relur.tantly hecan: He paid SIO.OOO for tlio election of .lumen Buchanan. The Committee ivim n lUtle Hiirurincd, hut preyed him for a further nn mver. Ho paid $f»00 for the cninpalifM of Gov. Mnrcjr, JJemoorat, hi Now llampBhlro: ?.*OO to Gov. Tiidcn’ii campaign e*p»;iim «, mid SSOO to Gov. Emrllnh'" (Bern.) citnpufcn, and hero the Committee Buffered the wUiiobh to atop. EXONKHATEn. n. (». Dyrrnfnrlh. of Chicago, Principal Exam* icr In thu Patent-Office, has been exonerated by lie Investigating Commission of thechnrge« pre erred against him by Olney. of New York. POSTAL yilAUDfl. The House Committee on Post-Office* and Post- Hoads to-day examined John!.. French, the Chief Clerk ofthe Contract Division, recnrdlng the sys tern of awarding contracts, and especially as to fraud* ulent bids smuggled Into the Post-Office Depart ment by the aid of false s.-al" and colluding t l.■ rU•, during the spring lettings Inst year. Ho said that neither ho nor hi" family had ever re reived a present from o ronlrarlor for any act of hU In the department. lie admitted having acted uh h solicitor for an Insurance agent, and had ob tained from mall contractors applications for poli ties of life insurance, but he usually attended to this business after office hours, and denied that he had ever favored any contractor In consideration of ids taking out a policy. SMA.X/L CHANGE. TUB UfHJTWBI.L Ht 1.1,. fijterial Dtipatrh to The Tribune. Washington, I). C., May 25.—Tito bill re cently Introduced by Senator Uoulwcll author izing the Secretary of the Treasury to renew the issue of Iraetiunal currency, seems to have been founded In error. The recent legislation in regard to Hie redemption of fractional cur rency did nut rejfcal the provision of law author izing ILs issue not to exceed $50,000,000 in cir culation at anyone time, and the only obstacle to ll» Issue to-day Is not want of authority of law, but an appropriation to pay fur the printing. It Is for want of an appro priation that million" of dollars of this currency lie In an unfinished condition In the Priming Bureau, requiring but a small expenditure of money to finish and Issue. Thu Issue of silver during the five weeks since the law went into effect has amounted to less Ilian fi7.OOO.tHK), only about $11,000,000 of which was paid out for fractional currency, and $4,000,000 on cheeks in lieu of notes withheld from circulation. Thu procuea of replacing the fractional currency by silver la VBinf Show. Previous to the suspension of the printing of small currency, the redemption of It amounted to $3,000,000 a month. Now it barely rcuchc" half that amount. The clamor for small change has ceased in twelve cities where the distribution I" being made, but urgent requests fur It reached the Treasury from country hanks re mote from those point*. Thu disbursement of sliver coin exceeds tncproduetlun at this time, and the supply will be more rapidly diminished by rea son of the usual omuial stoppage of the mints fur two weeks In Juno to make thu animal settlement required by law* on thu Ist of July. After the lat ter date thu Director of thu Mint promises that the coinage shall bo Increased. NOTES AND NEWS. DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. / Special Dltpatch to Vie Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 25.—The Democratic caucus this evening nominated Patterson, of New Jersey, to he Doorkeeper, In the plate of Fitzlmgh, removed. He was placed In charge by the Scrgcimt-at-Anns, on whom the duties of the position were temporarily devolved. A resolution was adopted expressing It as the sense of the House ttmt the Committee on Banking and Currency shall not report a resolu tion repealing the date of resumption. An amendment was moved expressing the judg ment that the Committee should report its business at any time. '1 his amendment was adopted. TUB DEAD-LOCK. Senator Sherman expresses the opinion that Con gress cannot adjourn before August, In the present condition of thu Appropriation bills. This opin ion is shared by a number of tbu most prominent Senators and members. Several Senators suy no steps shall be taken looking to adjournment until the House Investigating Committee* have tinUhcd taking testimony und made their llnul reports. On thu House side there la little disposition to close Investigations. In fact, the genera) understanding among leading Democrats Is that, after theCiueiu nntl Convention, the whole machinery of investi gation will be turned against thu Itepublican nomi nee. Home of thu Democrats are reported us going so far us to say that no adjournment shall take rilace till provision tins been made to continue the iivoatlpiiUons during thu'recess. The Detmbll cans would resist giving such authority by all means at the control of the minority. This view of a prolonged session lias been greatly strengthened to-night by the dual feature of the tlrst conference committee on the appropriation hill, namely the consularand diplomatic. It was appointed several weeks ago, and (he result shows u dead-lock be tween thu two bouses. The President has said that unless thin hill passes before the close of the fiscal year, ilvu weeks hence, be will be obliged to with draw our eullre diplomatic and consular service. IMPEACHMENT. At adjournment to-day the opinion of Bcnatoni seemed U) he that no vote on jurisdiction cun he reached tills week. The Impression that when taken It will declare for Jurisdiction is losing ground. A week ago, those who favored taking jurisdiction expected a majority of 10 or 15. At present It U regarded as more probable that the majority wonld nut be over 2 or ti, and possibly not even that, fur jurisdiction. The division is not un derstood to be along party Hues, though but few Democrats are against jurisdiction. THU MOKUIMON TAHIPV HILL. Mr. Morrison succeeded In getting the Door for an explanation of bis Tariff mil. Ills speech was introduced by on elaborate history of tariff legisla tion both In this country and In Europe. The argument of It went to show tluit the tariff fur revenue la fur the beet Interests of the country. Murribou stated that the reduction was nut yet as great ns it should have been, but the Committee was not disposed to make such radical changes us would disturb tho business Interests of the coun- Lurcbard, of Illlnlos, while asserting that It was necessary to amend thu existing tariff rates, which wore established during the War. maintained that the Morrison bill was very defective, and un worthy of support without substantial amendment. THE LEGISLATIVE AI'HHOI'KIATION HILL. W.vnHisuToN, U. C., May go.—The Senate Com mute on Appropriations to-day struck out of the Legislative. Executive, ami Judicial Appropriation bill thu sections provid ing for a 10 per cent reduction of all the salaries of clerks In the Executive Departments; prohibiting political assessments; requiring tho Mcretary of (tic Treasury to make a reduction of 10jn>r cent in the salaries of all customs ullicers nm! employes, and prohibiting the employment of any persons except those for whom specific appro priations are made. SILVER COINAGE. The House Banking and Currency Com mittee to-day unanimously agreed to re port and recommend the passage of Uepre bcntntlvo lUndall’s hill to uutliorlxe thu purchase of silver bullion to the extent of $20,000,000, with any money In the Treasury, and issue tho result m silver coin, provided that not more thuu SI.OUG.UOO of the money be used at any one time in the purchase of any Mich bullion. I‘EDBUAL APPOINTMENT*. The President has nominated James 11. Dolan, of Pennsylvania, to be Consul at Florence. Italy, vice Wirt Sikes, withdrawn; George W. Pat Um. United Slates Marshal for Webl Vlrgitls, and Hubert P. JUchardson, Postmaster, at St. Joseph. Mo. TUB BELKNAP CASK. The discussion in the Senate to-day on the ques tion of Jurisdiction In the Belknap Impeachment trial was continued by Messrs. Ingalls, McMillan, and Boutwcll in opposition thereto, and by Bayard in favor thereof. Baring the session Mr. Sherman submitted the following resolution, but it waa nut acted on to-day: Jierolceil, That, notwithstanding the resignation of William \V. Bcllknup prior to his Impeachment by tbo House uf Representatives, he Is still liable to such Impeachment fur the misdemeanors charged in the articles presented by Ihu House of llepscscntallvee, and bis plea of such resignation IsnotHUtlkleul In Uw to bar thu trial upon such articles. INDIAN AFFAIRS. Thu House Committee u» Indlau Adairs to-day authorized the Chairman to oiler amendments (o thu Indian Appropriation bill providing additional to tho 81,000,000 recommended by tbu Appropriations Committee for Ihu Sioux of the lied Cloud and Spotted Tull Agencies, oUo SOO,OOO ad dllluaal fur tho Arizona Imliau*. THIS HICCOIID. •BBNATB. Washington, D. C., May 25.—Mr. Wrlpht, from ths Committee on Civil Service ami Re trenchment, reported buck tlio bill tiling tho salary of tho President ut 8:25,000 per annum, together with the message of tho President Vetoing tlw same, and recommended that the Nil he passed, notwithstanding the objection of the President. Mr. Wright said ho hud been directed by the Committee to request the Senate to uet on the bill ua soon os possible. Placed on the calendar. Mr. Puthluck, from Die Committee on Post* Olllccs ami Post-Hoads, rc|)orteU, with an iiineml inent in the nature of a substitute, a bill to restore the franking privilege. Calendar. At l‘d :!15 the legislative business wu suspended, and the Senate resumed consideration of the lid knap hupeuchmriit, with closed doors. At 4:45 tho doors reopened, and executive ses sion followed. Adjourned. CONFIRMED. The Senate continued Robert P. Richardson, Postmaster at St. Joseph, Mo. lIOUHB. The Senate atnendiiu-nis to the bill authorising tho appointment of Uocvlvers of National Uonks were non-concurred in. Thu House then went into Committee of tho Whole, with Mr. Springer in the chair, ou lbs bill to revise and simplify existing laws imposing duties on imports, and to reduce taxation. Mr. Morrison, the Chairman of tho Committee of dressed tlto CommltU Wnyi ntid V pTnnatkm of the Mil. Mr. llendee, u member of the Committee on Iho JK-Irlrl of Colombia, prcM'iited to the 11 on■*.» a* a privllefod question the furt of the clandestine procurement of the report which the Chairman of that Committee had prepared. and of He publlca tion, jh that paper h.id i/one U) the country ft** the report of the Committee. lie declared that no re* port had been agreed upon, and hud not even been disniMed for more than an hour. He offered a resolution Instructing the District Committee U> Inquire n» to the manner in which a copy of that paper had been obtained for publication, ami by whom and from whom It wn« obtained. Adopted. The House then adjourned, when a Democratic caucua woa announced for Ihla evening. CHIME. A lIISKV ELEVATOR. fjprci'il DupafcA to The Tribune. Wjkona, May 2.l.—Mr. Joseph Dirge, of St. Charles, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon for having auld wheat which had been atored with him In the bt. Charles Elevator. A warrant was also Issued for the arrest of his son, Augustus Dirge, bnt he •HpjM'd out of town, and has not been found. Mr. Joseph Dirge was arrested on two complaints: one of W. I). Culbertson, who hud 474 bushels of wheal in the elevator, and also one of Henry C. Walker, who had 3HO bushels. Mr. Dirge waived examination, and w-ns hound over in the sum of s.’>oo In each case. He sent out to bt. Charles to procure bull, which ho will probably nb* tain. He claim" that he Is short about 7.000 or 8,000 bushels, on which he Ims advanced $2,000. OuMde reports place the amount of wheat short at 12,000 or 15,000 bushel-. Among the losers oro Tony Hum. 1.000 bushels; H. D. Morse, 1,000 bu-nels; Thomas Hlmp-on. 300 bushels; Mr. Crooks. 400 bu.-hi-h; besides several others whoso name* we have not been able to procure. A number of Interested par lies were In town to-day from St. Charles, anxious to see what the outcome of the matter will be. The failure is said (o be the direct result of speculating In grain options in Chicago. A ST. HAUL GRAND JUUV. A 'preiut /iltpalrfi to Tt>e Tribune. Hr. Paui„ May 25.—The Ramsey County Grand Jury, under the new Jury law, won composed most ly of prominent business men, most of whom were much troubled on Iwlnsr required to serve without regard to business engagements. Outside con siderable sport wa« made about their working for a dollar ft day. but their report, made Inst evening, shows they worked hard, examining closely all public Institutions and official accounts. They find numerous Irregularities in the adminis tration of county affairs, requiring a prompt rem edy ; that county officers have not reported the fees token, as required by law; that the board of Con trol I" an Illegal body: that James U. Donnelly and Henry Mevcrdlng, members of the St. Paul Hoard of Education, nave been guilty of malfea sance in office, from having Interest* In contracts and purchase". They also brought In two indict ments against cx-hhcrlU Grace, charging him with having taken pay from the comity for two em ployes on duty which one person performed. The oummer politicians don't want rich tucu to bo dol lur-a-day jurymen again. TIIE MILWAUKEE MURDERERS. Special Dhpatch to Vie Tribune. Milwaukee, May 25.—Motion for n new trial In the Wllncr murder case emne on before Judge Mallory to-day. It was stated that John Mancbut, one of the Jurors, hud been spoken to by Dr. Nuittnun, a prosecuting witness*. nud the only doctor who dissented from the theory of insanity whilst the jury wuh Hill undecided, and counseled by the doctor to “Olveit to her,*' the words being accompanied by epithets. Hereupon, Manchot was called to the witness-stand, and gave evidence tn that effect. N’omnan was called In his own de fense, and denied the conversation ill 1010. Argu ment* will proceed In the morning. INSANITY*. tch to Vie Tribune. A FIT OF Special Dtipali BrniS’nriEU), Mass., May 25.—The Medlicott Company, manufacturing underwear at Windsor Luck, Ct.. have failed, with liabilities of 8100,000, andW. Q. Medlicott, of Long Meadow. Superin tendent of the mill, has left suddenly for Europe, having drawn $17,000 on his account and S&i.ooO on the selling agent of the Company in New York. His friends think he has lied In a tit of insanity, as he tins hitherto borne a spotless reputation, but tbtt "Insane theory ” Is nut generally accepted here. VANDALISM. Special IMspaich to Vie Tribune. Joliet, HI., May 25.—Some unknown parson, whose act of vandalism stamps him as one of tho meanest and must contemptible whelps of whom there is any record, broke into thu store-room of Mr. John Powls. at Peotone. the other night, and badly damaged a umnla-r of valuable buggies by scratching the wood-work with n sharp Instru ment, cutting the seats, defacing the vehicles, and otherwise Injuring them. Mr. Fowls offers a re ward of SIOO for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of the dastardly outrage. ASSAULTED "WITH A riTCHTOUK. Special Ditpalch to The Tritune. Hilwaukle, Wla., May 25.—John SartorU this afternoon fatally stabbed his brother, a married man. Doth were employed at Mock’s livery-stable. John waa keeping company with a girl, and bis brother objected. A quarrel took place, and John was seen pursuing bis brother with a pitchfork. Indicting wounds which caused the latter to sink to the earth. The > Ictlin is going fast. A QUADRUPLE LYNCHING. Chaulkstok. S. C., May 25. A week ago. a country merchant of Abbcyvillo County, named Harmon, and his wife, were found murdered In their bed. The murderers, four In number, were ar rested, and yesterday they were taken from the Sheriff and shot. Three hundred persons were present at the execution, and 100 shots were fired. THIEVING CADETS, Am*aj*ou.h, May 25.—Sine cadet midshipmen of the second and third classes hare been required to resign and suffer ejection from the Academy for theft. Baniplej of gentlemen's furnishing goods were deposited In the room of a first class man by a Baltimore drummer, and during hb absence they wore taken. ALLEGED OUTRAGE. Special /HtpaleA to The Tribune. Eajt Saoisaw, Mich..May 25. Jacob J. Relcb.a grocer at Evart, was arrested, charged with assault with Intent to commit rape on the person of June L. Bird, and was held In the sum of fL.OOO far trial by the Circuit Court. He furnished bail. BURGLARY. Special Dhpalch to Ve Tribune, Dlooximuton, 111., May 25. Burglars went through the bouses of Mrs. Vigrls and Mr. Samuel Mitchell last night. In Normal, obtaining a watch and u small sum of money at each place. CASUALTIES DROWNED. Special Diipittch to The Tribune. Lafatkttk, Ind., May 25.—A boy about 10 yean of age, son of a German tailor, John Klnth, was drowned In the canal this forenoon. When lost seen bo was wading in shallow water, and must have stepped lu one of the many holes which abound in the canal. The most singular part of it is (bat, w hen found, the body was tloaling on the top of the water, although It could not have been four hours lu It. Ills mother Is on her dealh-bed, and the father is nearly crazed with grief. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. Special ThipairA to The Tribune. AsnArhou, Mich., Muy-.V A lad named Ja cob Btadel, H years old. while playing with a pis tol last night, shot himself in tho thigh, inflicting a Shustly wound. The teg had to he amputated, 110 led tu-duy. 'Die pistol was loaded with gravel alone*. Two other boys were playing with him. Just how the accident happened Is not known. TIIK CLERURNE DISASTER. Evansville, Ind., May go.—Tho hotly of Capl. Pick Fowler, as Is supposed, wo* found yesterday In'tho ash-pan of the Clcburno wreck. The body of Pick Partridge was found tu-day at Roaa Claro. THE WEATHER. Washington, P. C., MayiMJ—l a. m.—Per tlio Lake region, rising, followed by faying barometer, northeast to southerly winds, stationary and rising temperature, partly cloudy weather, and possibly followed in tho Upper Lake region by occasional rains. LOCAL ODSBBVATION*. Cuiosoo, Uty ss. Pins, j liar. Thr ilu. j U'lnU. iH. \ Wtalhtf 0:53*. m.'so. 14 61 60 8. W., fresh.. ll:Ua. m.i3u.lu 71 411 N. W„ fresh.. llusr. •J;uip. m. 100.07 71 4ti S. K., fresh... IcU-sr. S:Mp. m. aaas 70 40 B. K., fresh... jllsry. 0;U)p. n>. :w.c«l eu 6u B. K., fre«b... [Cloudy. 10: lap. rn.lao.UJ til 6tlCulni I Iciumly. Maximum thermometer. 71. Minimum. 64. UKNBUAL ODSKKVATIOKS. Cuicauo. May at—Midnight. Stations. I Oar. Dir. IFmiJ. Wtnt/ur. hieyonoe 150.03 66 B. W., fresh I 'Futnry. )aveupori....lau.ls 64 ('aim I clear. louver loam tu W.. light... clear. lulutb at) ui 46 Calm 1 Fair. Keokuk 3<u>4 ui S. K., light. 1 Clear. .acrotso 30.u0 w B. W., fresh- clear. .eavtuiworth 30-07 «a Calm ratr. Milwaukee... 30.10 5J K., light.... A. ear. * Omaha 30.t»l Hi 8.K., light. tdear. Platte Ini.tfci f> i B. K., fresh. Cloudy. 801 l Lake an. 04 67 ca1m........ c ear. Baala Fe ieu.Bo 6U a. I-.., fresh. Cloudy. Ft, Bully :auw 03 B . fresh.... C ear. PUladeJphU.-3UOd 06 tv., fresh...l Itlear. AN ORIENTAL IMPORTATION. San Francisco, May ‘Js.—amall-pox le'tuaklng Us appearance iu tho city since tho arrival of the Colorado from China. Thirtcoa case* hava been J reported. A “ HO.HE ” FOR EVERYBODY. A Saunter Through tho Cowing-Ma chine Department at the Centennial. Tho Chief Attraction In This Important Portion of tho Exposition. The Best and Most Useful Maobine Also Makes the Handsomest Display. Kotoo of a “Tribune” Correspondent in Machinery Hall. Special carreeparnifTiie of The Tribune. Pnn.AUßi.i’JUa, May 22.—(1n-at crowd* of thoughtful, intelligent men and women movo rlaily through the aisles and corridors of the Ex- position structure known as “ Machinery Hall.” This Is getting to be recognized oh the brulus of the Centennial. Here ore concentrated the re sults of the world’s true advancement Here is represented till that Is brilliant and valuable In the grand walks of Inventive getiln*. Brains of the best order rule In Machinery Mull, ami brains of the best order pay understanding tributes of admiration daily to the noble showing of the beautiful and tbc practical contained lu this enormous structure. A Utile to the west of the great building’s centre. Just beyond the massive engine that drives the huge shafts In every part of the plate, rb.es A OHACBPOL MTTf.B TKMI’I.B if has coinmumledmore attentlmi and ellr-iled run pi.d-e than anv other single feature the KxpmdUon. This Is a superb open uirlmeiit, Comeived in the purest of e moillnval (lothle style, uml linished rvi rv detail with a strict adherence lo that antlful hut difficult class of ornamentnllon. It the liii/aar of the Hume Sewing-Machine Com- potiy, ami the tm>«i accomplished artMn nf cen turies past. or the era C4>tiTit not have elaborated a moii- harm«niou» structure. Tbe wood-work, hangings, cupeling, etc., are of rich dark hues, IK PLEASANT CONTRAST to the glaring. gaudy booths commonly prepared for exhildtion pnrpn-ei», Tin: curving is finely done, the scroll-work and trefoils luting In perfect keeping with the general Hothie style, ami ati ml* mirably chiseled figure of the Angel of Peace surmounts the canopy. Kverything uhnnt thin structure in in exquisite md-on. nml tnc pavilion in jt» entirety is an uppru]irlut<: home fur what I- proh unly the wlde«t know n and must popular bowing machine ever perfected. The Uuirou«hly*urtl«tlc Judgment of the ex hibitor!' of the Home machine is shown in the fact that while they have spared no expense to prepare Hie most symmetrical and urnatu stand in tbe wimle Sewing-Machine Department, they have been dire ful in nave their wares even more attractive than the place In which they are shown. A family of means and correct nrtMic perceptions are never so stupid as to prepare their drawing-rooms with dur ing color- and llashy ornamentation. If they did, the effect of brilliant toilettes when a reception should tie bold would be dimmed hr the glitter of the apartment*. Duautlful women uml nmgnltleent co-Himes must never bo made secondary by gaudi ly-colored walls and ohinndvrly-hrighl furniture. The managers of the Hume Huwing-machim: under stood Tilt? GREAT ART-PRINCIPLE better than anv of their competitors. They put tip a booth roval in its elegance, but in most excellent taste, mid marked by dark, luxurious tints, (hut bring nut in strong relief the handsome machines exhibited therein. Most of the machines exhibited by Messrs. John*orh''Clark A Co., manufacturers of the Home, arc precisely THU SAME AS THOSE OS REGULAR SALE at their various agencies; exactly the same style as those your Chicago renders may see any day at the Company’s Chicago ofllce, No. 11l .Slate street. A Hume sewing-machine of the usual pattern is un article good enough to adorn any exposition Hint ever has been or ever will be held. lint Centenni al year does not happen around at all times, and in acknowledgment of this fact the firm iu question have prepared several casus oxpres-ly for the event. These are of the same woods used In their regular machines, but carved and Inlaid in matchless fash ion. ONE SUPEUIt CAIttNET has two inlaid pictures on its front in excellent contrast to each oilier. The tlrsl of these is the precise dame of 117 d. painfully threading her nee dle preparatory to the interminable task of sewing a garment by fmiul lu the laborious style of our grandmother*’ davs. Its counterpart is the merry Ins* of IHTO. sluing comfortably st her Home sewing machine, whirling off work fa-ter than fifty of her ancestors could have done it in tbe same time. There arc other machine* shown on which equally careful, appropriate, and beautiful ornamentation hits been lavished. Some of there cubiuels ara so dainty and harmonious iu finish as to deserve a place in the art gallery of Memorial Hall. dux the (jurat qn:sTio: I lake It, with h sewing-machine. Is much tin same as with u hunmu being. It is What run lie do rather time How does ho look* We ull admin bcautv, but we love grand qualities. A fair ex terior is a pood thing, hut a perfect heart win: against everything. Of cour.e, when we car blend " handsomels” with “hundome doty," w< have the being who curries the world by storm. Now Ibis *eems to he just the fuel with the Hoim sewing-machine. It is good to look upon. nn< good to go. It Is the handsome woman with the noble heart; the strong, attractive man with n tnn conscience. It 1* the most elegant sewing’ machine made, and at the same time its mechanii.it is the simplest, most durable. easiest in its action, and most thoroughly satisfactory of any in exist euoe. 1 know whereof I write, for. a wanderer it uiHtiv lands and confessing to a predciiction for In ve'tfgatlng standard mechanical cllect*. 1 havi given the sewing-machine question u careful Much for yearn. Noth in this country and in Europe have 1 heard more pood words said in favor of the Hutni than are spoken (or machines of all the otbei makes combined. The manufacturer* who use, and the women who run,sewing-machines, arc the beat kind of authority. TJIBUt TESTIMONY In favor of the constancy with which the Home re innins in repair and does its work; of lu easy mu* tiun; of the certainty of it* action, the uniformity of its stitching, and adoptability to the lightest ami toughest of fabrics; of its supreme durability, and of Us honorable price—are points on which U rises ulsive and beyond competition. Mr. A. J. Chirk, in charge of the Horne display at the Centennial, submits courteously to my in quisition. and show* me the distinctive features of the exhibit. A throng of admiring bystanders follow his explanations approvingly, and the odd tiling seems to he that a lar/e proportion of them a ear to know utmost us mudi about the machine e dues. THE VIHTttRS CP TOR HOME arc known to all the world. In a hook of samples of stitching done on Home machines. 1 tlnd admir able Illustrations of the machine's vast range. Here Is delicate embroidery upon gossamer luco and filmy illusion, side by side with teams sewed through wads of cloth over quarter of an inch thick; through heavy sole-leather, and through plates of sheet-lead and slabs of cedar wood. 1 have not much doubt if I wore to ask Mr. Clark to produce a piece of Imller iron sowed by the Home, or u cobweb stitched by the same ma chine, but that Uu would do U. 1 notice that In the thinnest and thickest of goods, the stitches are all even, com pact. and symmetrical. An English lady standing bv remarks pleasantly: * 1 Oh, yes, that is the 'Ome machine. \Ve know all about it across the water. You can sew anything upon the 'Ome, you know." Sure enough, I find, on inquiry, that thousands are shipped annually to England and other parts of the Continent, llio band-machine being a special favorite with our Transatlantic friends. In addition to tbelr well-known standard makes. Messrs. Johnson, Clark £ Co., have Just perfected A NEW UNION MACHINE, which It both hand and treadle in its notion. It Is » treadle-machine oa made, but the loosening of u screw or two detaclie* the upper portion, audit perfect hand-machlno Is ready for use. Like the other machine* of this Arm's make, the new Union is light running, easy to Irani upon, and un honor to the Inventive genius of America and to Amer ican mechanical handicraft. Tim BNTEIO'Ut.SB OP TUB COMI’ANT Is manifested In tlicirdetcrmluatlon that ttic excvl jeuclea of their machine shall ho kept perennially In the minds of oil creation. They distribute cir culars phrased in six dltleretit languages, so that people of ull longues may t>o reminded of the Rood points of lliu Uume. In additluo to the other strik ing features of the display is a handsome, spa clous gloss apartment In the centre of the booth. In which are shown tine specimens of the work the Home machines arc capable of producing. A dis tingue wax lady, attired fu full evening dress of ecru silk, with ro'e-colorvd trimmings. Is Die chief attraction in this crystal houdoii, although she has a serious rival hi a magnificent Home macldne. plated with gold In every part, which stands ut her feet. Hut one cannot remain forever in presence of even the moat fascinating of sights. And so. commending the many thousand readers of Tub Tumi'Nß who aro coming to I’hlla deiphla to an early visit to this display of tlie Homo Mwlng-macblne firm, I saun ter regretfully away. Of the unrivaled qualities of the machines thvmsdvea, there Is little need of additional words from me. A gratified world has come to know that the Homo shuttle sewing-ma chines are TUB CHOWNINO OI.OUIHS of modern mechanical genius and wisdom. None hula zany eudeavorstu sweeten honey or paint the Illy, ami fur me to pruUo the Home sowing mochlue would be a useless heaping of words upon that which already has the superlative encomiums of admiring thouvauds in America and Europe. Like good wine, Home sewing-machines aro their uwu best eulogists. Ct.Hftasuv. TOTAL ABSTINENCE. U Jhit-ulch lo T>tf Tnbunt- , I.aSiU.u, 111., May do.—The drot annual gather ing of (ho various Catholic temperance organiza tions of L aSsllc County was held in this dty to-day, and was numerously attended. The street pro- aitk vaxLoua U&Uurmo. and bauuura. bands of mnrte, numbered about 700 and mtdi a line display. The executive meeting was very har monium. and a county nnlnn was organized by tho election of M. Hasten, of LaSalle, President; O. It. Halford, Vlcc-Prcddent. M. T. O'Crowlcy, of Ottawa, Secretary, and W. P. Henry, of Ottawa, Scrgcant-nt-Armf. Tlio Oral regular meeting of Hie County Union la to bo bold at Ottawa ou tbs 41 b of July next FINANCIAL Dostok, May 25. —Tho liabilities of tho olotblfit house of Beard, Moulton A Daniels, suspended* arc estimated at $200,000, and tbelr assets map reach this sum. Special Dltpateh to The Tribune. Montrcai., May So.—T. P. Schneider A wholesale grocers, have suspended; tlablliUM heavy. They atlrlhutc their trouble to the general denreHon In business, and the dlfflcully in nuking collection#. GOV. KELLOGG, Kew Ouleahs. May 25. Northern papers of Iht 22d contain Washington specials asserting that President Grant administered a fitting rebuke ta Gov. Kellogg, and stated that be was tired of being annoyed with Louisiana affairs. Got. Kellogg •tales that these reports are incorrect, that be re ceived from the President every assurance that h( could reasonably ask that tho peace would he pro* served Id Louisiana, and lawlessness suppressed. BUSINESS NOTICES. The Southern Hotel, Kt. Louis, having. passed Into the hands of Messrs, Hrcnlin, Darling .V Co., of the (Hlcey and Metropolitan Hotels, of New York, will be completely renovated, decorat ed, and refurnished, and kept timl-daes io every respect Millions of Hollins of Harnett's Cocoalne have Im cu sold during the lait twenty years, ami the public have rendered the verdict that It Is tbs best halr-drosHirur in the world. KID (JLOVLN, Field, Leiter & Co. STATE S WASUINGTON-STS., Will open FRIDA I', May 2G, A largo lot of JEi'ISJkJLi li MS! 2- at SI.OO, 3- at $1.25, Worth $1,75 and $3, in .AXiL SHLAJDBS This is the greatest bargain tve ha vc ever offered, d.ACIiS. Clias. Gossage <Sr Co. Lace Dep’t. We offer “a bargain" this morning in Fine French Embroidered Sets at $1.25 and $1.75, lately sold at $4 and upwards, with many other at tractive goods, at conceded prices, shown in this dep’t. Persons wishing to secure choice selection# in desirable goods at extremely low prices, should give the numerous bar gains now offering throughout the house an early Inspection I State-st.—W ashinpton-st. SIMM. French Chips, Eng. Milans, Shades, Trimmed Hats, ic. 12SA STATE- ST WEBSTER’S Oor nraal l , oPL'l,\lt IMtR'ES. ,C(’llli:\T IXSIIIIANCK BEFORE YOU START FOR. THE CENTENNIAL Or Anywhoro Else, Get a Yearly Accident Tolley In the TRAVELERS LIFE AND ACCIDENT INS. CO. Of Hartford, Coiiu. Accident Policies Wrilten, orer - ■ 400.000 Atxldenl ciiiins Paid, orer - - ■ • 24,000 Being one in every seventeen insured Amuim to $2,300,000 J. 11. NOLAN, (leu, Agcut, 84 IdiSalle-st. Chicago, HI AGEXTS KVKItYiVUERE. nun cuanuks. DISSOLUTION, The copartnership heretofore existing between 11. V. Ilemls, JubnU. McAvuy. aud\V. F. Heims, under the firm numo of \V. F. Hernia & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. W. F. Hernia wlilcoulluuu the huslueosof tho old firm, and il authorized to collect all debts, and will juay uU obligations of Urn same. U. V. HEMIS. J. 11. McAVOY. W. V. DEMIS. In continuing the business of tho arm of W. P. Bemis A Co., I solicit the continuance of the lib* oral patronage heretofore extended to them. llav« lug extended facilities for the direct Importation ot Havana cigars. I shall at all times be prepared Ur furnish the trade with the best brands at reasonable prices. 1 also have the entire control of the cele brated New Orleans cigaca, the ** Louisiana/* which have already becoma ah po^isw. -5

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